• Morocco launched the first African open data portal in 2011.
  • Open Data for Development will be starting work in this region in 2017.


Stay tuned for more details of what’s planned for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region!

Open Data Middle East & North Africa

Hosted at: Access to Knowledge for Development (A2K4D) center at the American University in Cairo, Egypt

Formed: Early 2017

OD4D’s MENA work is coordinated by Open Data Middle East and North Africa (ODMENA).Their work aims to strengthen research and advocacy capacity of the open data community in the MENA region to help address the long-lasting development challenges. This work will also support innovation in different fields, as well as build stronger connections with international open data initiatives and partners.